2.7 per cent of the time, it happens every time.
Will the Winnipeg Jets hit the jackpot for the second straight year? We're about to find out.
Here's everything you need to know about the 2017 NHL Draft Lottery, which goes down tonight live from the Sportsnet studios in downtown Toronto.
Prior to last year, a single lottery determined only the first pick - meaning, at worst, the team finishing with the fewest points in the regular season would pick no lower than second overall. But for the second straight year, three separate draws will assign the first, second and third overall selections, giving teams multiple chances to improve their drafting position.
But the odds aren't quite what they used to be.